Metro Police Remind Revelers of NYE Laws - 8 News NOW

Metro Police Remind Revelers of NYE Laws

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LAS VEGAS -- Curfews for children and certain banned beverage containers will be enforced by Metro Police officers during New Year's Eve celebrations on the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas.

Metal and glass containers are banned between 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and 6 a.m. Jan. 1.

The bans are allowed through Clark County ordinance 12.43.020 and Las Vegas city ordinance 10.77.020.

Police are also requesting that revelers not carry large backpacks, satchels or knapsacks that could contain cans and bottles. Plastic cups and containers are allowed.

In addition, anyone under the age of 18 and not accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian will be under a curfew starting at 9 p.m. Dec. 31 through 5 a.m. Jan. 1.

Also, the discharge of firearms into the air, sometimes referred to as celebratory gunfire, is illegal and dangerous, the police said. People who are caught firing into the air could be arrested.

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If you're not heading to the Las Vegas Strip for the big party and don't want to miss the action, tune into 8 News NOW's special 'Good Times in 2013' live broadcast starting at 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

You can watch the 8 News NOW crew ring in the New Year all around Las Vegas, including parties at Caesars, Chateau Nightclub and Senor Frog's.

The New Year's Eve special runs through the massive fireworks show at midnight. You can also post photos of your New Year's celebrations on the 8 News NOW Facebook page or email them to pix@8NewsNow.com. To follow the New Year's Eve celebration on Twitter, use #Vegas2013.

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